Joining the Regiment

If you are interested in joining 41 CER, either in Calgary or Edmonton, you are encouraged to either call:

  • 310-ARMY (2769) to contact a recruiter, or
  • Show up on a Wednesday evening between 7 and 10 pm at one of the Regiment’s Armouries

Information on the Canadian Forces Recruitment Process is here.

Joining other units in the RCE

If you do not live in the Province of Alberta and wish to join the Canadian Forces as a Combat Engineer in the Army Reserve you can join another unit

British Columbia

Persons living in the Province of British Columbia are encouraged to join our brothers and sisters in 39 Combat Engineer Regiment which operates 3 Squadrons in 4 locations, specifically in North Vancouver (6 Engineer Squadron), Trail and Cranbrook (44 Engineer Squadron), and Chilliwack (54 Engineer Squadron)

Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Persons living in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are encouraged to join our brothers and sisters in 38 Combat Engineer Regiment which operates 2 Squadrons in 2 locations, specifically in Winnipeg (31 Engineer Squadron) and Saskatoon (46 Engineer Squadron).

Ontario

Persons living in the Province of Ontario are encouraged to join our brothers and sisters in several different units throughout Ontario:

31 Combat Engineer Regiment

31 CER operates in southwestern Ontario with two squadrons in two locations, specifically 7 Engineer Squadron (St. Thomas) and 48 Engineer Squadron (Waterloo).

32 Combat Engineer Regiment

32 CER is located in Toronto.

33 Combat Engineer Regiment

33 CER is located in Ottawa.

Quebec

Persons living in the Province of Quebec are encouraged to join our brothers and sisters in several different units throughout Quebec:

34 Combat Engineer Regiment/Régiment du génie de combat

34 CER/RGC operates in two locations: 4 and 16 Engineer Squadrons in Montreal (specifically Westmount) and 9e escadron génie in Rouyn-Noranda. It is the only reserve unit of the RCE that operates bilingually.

35e Régiment du génie de combat

35 RGC operates out of Quebec City.

Atlantic Canada

Persons living in Atlantic Canada are encouraged to join our brothers and sisters in several different units throughout the region:

New Brunswick

1 Engineer Squadron of 37 Combat Engineer Regiment operates from Fredericton.

Nova Scotia

36 Combat Engineer Regiment operates two squadrons in two locations, specifically 20 Engineer Squadron in Halifax and 45 Engineer Squadron in Sydney.

Newfoundland and Labrador

56 Engineer Squadron of 37 Combat Engineer Regiment operates from St. John’s and has the distinction of being the only unit of the RCE to be equipped with Artillery weapons.

Note: the RCE does not have any reserve units in the provinces of Prince Edward Island nor the Territories.

Joining the Regular Forces

If you are interested in joining the RCE but wish to do it full time in the Regular Forces please contact an Army Recruiter via 310-ARMY (2769). Please note that you will have little to no choice of what unit you will be assigned to or where you will be stationed.